Association Update: November 2013


October brought monetary gifts from generous donors. These tax-deductible donations are dedicated to funds designed to boost OWAA efforts ranging from education programs to operational costs. For details about OWAA funds, contact OWAA headquarters at 406-728- 7434.

  • Sam Caldwell
  • Bruce Cochran
  • Alex B. Hamilton
  • John Kruse
  • Carol Lynde
  • Stephen M. Miller
  • Gary W. Moore
  • Angelo Peluso
  • Shane Townsend

New Members:

  • Judy A. Benson
  • Tod Cheney
  • John P. Harris
  • Josh M. Honeycutt
  • Michael Kallok
  • Cash W. Lambert
  • Erik M. Neumann
  • Nadia White
  • Jonna M. Yost

Proposed New Members:

Proposed member listings include references to acronyms that relate to Skills, Subject Matter, and Sections. A key for those acronyms can be found here.

  • Jeffrey Isenhart, 25067 W. Mitchell Ct., Ingleside, IL 60041. (H) 224-730-8513, Service connected disabled veteran and full-time student at the College of Lake County. Studying for an associate degree in earth science. Applying for Student Membership; sponsored by Robin Kacel.
  • Robert Kay, Hawaii Reporter, 3663 Lilinoe Pl., Honolulu, HI 96816. (H) 808-732-0631, (C) 808-779-5443, (W) 808-732-0631,, Lifelong target shooter and fisherman, raised in Northern California. Professional communicator for more than 30 years and a contributor to newspapers, magazines, radio and online media. Author of two travel books for the Lonely Planet series and past winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award. Credits, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Newsday, The Seattle Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, others. Avid shooter and a member of a local gun club (The Chinese Gun Club) that stages NRA sanctioned competitions. Columnist, “On Target” for the Hawaii Reporter, covering reviews of firearms, scopes, cleaning gear, gun cases, slings, reloading gear and other accessories. Contributes articles to the Hawaii Rifleman, the official organ of the Hawaii Rifle Association (HRA). Volunteer for HRA as a public relations director, working with the local print, television and radio outlets. Tracks bills germane to gun owners, lobby legislators and place articles or set up TV/radio interviews to counter proposed legislation that may adversely impact our membership. Skills: BEOW; Subject Matter: AD; Sections: Media Relations/Communications. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Tim Mead.
  • Stephen Kirkpatrick, Kirkpatrick Wildlife Photography, 102 Proprietors Point, Madison, MS 39110. (H) 601-853-1530, (C) 601-940-8301,, Kirkpatrick has been chased by grizzly bears, attacked by alligators, and nibbled by piranha. In the process, he’s captured some of the world’s most beautiful and exciting nature and wildlife photography. He has published more than 3,500 photographs in books and magazines worldwide, including Delta Sky, Hawaii Skin Diver, Audubon, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Natural History, Ducks Unlimited, Outdoor Photographer, BBC Wildlife, National Wildlife, and Sports Afield. Author, 11 solo pictorial coffee table books: “Sanctuary: Mississippi’s Coastal Plain,” “Among the Animals: Mississippi,” “Images of Madison County,” “Mississippi Impressions,” “Lost in the Amazon,” “Romancing the Rain,” “Wilder Mississippi,” “To Catch the Wind,” “In Wilderness Song,” “Wild Mississippi,” “Whistling Wings” and “First Impressions.” His work has earned international acclaim, including the 2011 Writer’s Digest International Self-Published Book Award, the National Outdoor Book Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, and three Southeastern Outdoor Press Association Book of the Year Awards. He has twice been named a winner in the prestigious International Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition held in London, England. Speaker for national conferences and conventions. Television appearances, “Wild Things,” “At Home Live,” the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club,” The Outdoor Channel’s “Adventure Bound Outdoors,” ABC’s “Shark Tank,” CNN and on several PBS and outdoor network specials. His current project is “On a Roll,” an entire coffee table book shot on just three rolls of film. (Marlo) Skills: BLS; Subject Matter: LQSU; Sections: Photography. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Bill Graham.
  • Lee Lamb, Blue Heron Creative Unlimited, 1220 W. Edgewood Circle, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. (W) 208-661-0609, Outdoor writer for 16 years. Began career with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, serving as Bugle magazine’s editorial assistant, assistant editor and conservation editor from 1997 and 2006. Left to freelance in 2006, but continued her relationship with RMEF, editing its volunteer e-newsletter, Wapiti Wire, creating its annual report and writing columns and articles for Bugle. Numerous articles in Montana Outdoors and Montana Magazine. Served as a planner and writer on several interpretive projects with RMEF, the Forest Service and State of Montana (Jerry) Skills: EOQW; Subject Matter: ORRS; Sections: Magazine. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Paul Queneau.
  • Vivian Wagner, P.O. Box 265, New Concord, OH 43762. (C) 740-297-1115,, Freelance writer and photographer. Credits about sailing in Blue Water Sailing, Caribbean Compass. Outdoor-related technologies articles, TechNewsWorld. Skiing and other winter sports credits, Yahoo! Sports. Currently working on essays and articles about packrafting, ice climbing, RVing, inflatable kayaking, hiking, wilderness first aid, and other outdoor activities. Skills: OSW; Subject Matter: GHJKLMPST; Sections: Magazine, Media Relations/Communications, Photography. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Mary J. Nickum.
  • Brent T. Wheat, 2125 Witt Rd., Lebanon, IN 46052. (C) 317-370-3442,, Columnist and law enforcement editor, SWAT magazine. Freelance outdoor and shooting writer for various print and online publications. Skills: DLNOSW; Subject Matter: ACDGKLOPRST; Sections: Magazine, Newspaper, Photography. Applying for Active Membership; sponsored by Phil Bloom.

Reinstated Members:

  • Mike Blair, (Active Member) 502 Haskell, Pratt, KS 67124. (H) 620-672-2621, (W) 620-672-2621, Freelancer, American Hunter, Ducks Unlimited, Turkey & Turkey Hunting, American Angler, Sports Afield. (Chris) Skills: BEOSW; Subject Matter: ACOQS.

Credentials Reviews:

The following members have successfully passed the review of their member credentials:

  • David V. Buchanan
  • Timothy T. Eisele
  • Michael Hungle
  • Keith Lockwood
  • Dennis A. Neely
  • Peter St. James

New Supporting Groups, Agencies and Businesses:

Supporting Group listings include references to acronyms that relate to resources they provide. A key for those acronyms can be found at
  • Alaska Wilderness League, 122 C St. NW, Ste. 240, Washington, DC 20001. Contact: Gwen Dobbs, national communications director. (W) 202-266-0418,, Alaska Wilderness League’s mission is to lead the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska. The League is made up of members from all 50 states working together to keep Alaska’s wild places protected for future generations. Supporter Resources: C.
  • Hawk Hunting, 4820 Ridge Rd., Williamson, NY 14589. Contact: Jason Reid, marketing coordinator. (W) 585-944-6327, (Toll Free) 585-944-6327 (media only),, Hunting isn’t just something we do, it’s part of who we are. We’ve combined that passion with over 50 years of cumulative experience pushing the limits on product design, testing, manufacturing and bringing better products to the field. Born to reverse the trend of lower quality and under performing gear, Hawk is pushing the boundaries of design and engineering even further. It’s knowing after hours of scouting, prepping and logging your hours you have the right gear to get the job done – demanding better. Our end mission is making sure you’re equipped with the best. Hawk is a manufacturer of ergonomically designed treestands and hunting accessories. We take design seriously,everything we produce has been built from the ground up. Supporter Resources: G.
  • Nighthawk Lights LLC, 141 Pelham Dr., Ste. 142, Columbia, SC 29209. Contact: Keith Lucas, managing member. (W) 803-271-0588,, Specialty flashlights and solar battery chargers.
  • Zippo Outdoor, 10700 Hwy. 55, Ste. 150, Minneapolis, MN 55441. Contact: Krissie Mason, director, public relations. (W) 763-452-2523,, Born from Zippo’s legacy of fire, durability and reliability, Zippo Outdoor offers a full line of products designed to enhance the outdoor experience. Whether in the backyard, the campsite or at the tailgate, Zippo Outdoor offers the performance consumers’ expect while establishing a new standard for quality that sets the brand apart in the marketplace. With products for flame, cooking and comfort, Zippo Outdoor is engineered to exceed and provides an outdoor experience that is unmistakably Zippo. Celebrating its 80th year of business in Bradford, Penn., Zippo is one of the most recognized brands in the world, and has produced over 500 million windproof lighters, each backed by an unparalleled lifetime guarantee. For additional information, please visit Zippo Outdoor at or on Facebook. Supporter Resources: IGP.

Deceased Member

  • Bel Lange

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